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Elina Nahlinder

Visual Arts, University of Warwick

Thesis title:

Domesticated Paintings: The Role of Fine Art in Swedish Interiors, 1880-1910

My research focuses on the presence of fine art objects in Swedish domestic settings around 1900, and investigates the role assigned to this type of visual art by means of considering contemporary discourses on the home, nationhood, and cultural reform.  Specifically, these aspects are viewed within the context of the emergence of the interior as a concept in late nineteenth-century Western culture, including the new emphasis placed on the decorative arts and on Arts and Crafts ideals. 


Research Area

  • Visual Arts

Other Research Interests

My research interests are mainly in Swedish and Scandinavian visual art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as related histories of architecture and design.

Other interests include:

  • Symbolism (movement)
  • Cultural history
  • Art and society
  • Nationalism and the creation of national identities through art
  • Aesthetic theory